The Atlantic Expands Its News Team and Adds Other New Roles

Krishnadev Calamur named News editor; Ed Yong joins as Science writer; Caitlin Frazier is new Social-Media editor.

Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2015)— is adding to its growing staff with the expansion of its News team. The site’s editor, J.J. Gould, announced six new appointments, including News and Social-Media editors, and a science reporter.

Krishnadev Calamur (@kcalamur) joins as a senior editor to oversee the News team and help further establish as a destination for real-time news coverage along with the in-depth analysis and storytelling the site is highly acclaimed for. Reporting to the’s deputy editor, Matt Thompson, Calamur joins The Atlantic from NPR, where he wrote most recently for the Two Way news blog, and previously for Parallels, a foreign affairs blog.

Marina Koren (@marinakoren) also joins the News team as a senior associate editor to work closely with Calamur. She comes to The Atlantic from its Atlantic Media sister publication, National Journal, where she developed quickly from a staff correspondent into the news editor for Prior to her work at National Journal, Koren wrote for Smithsonian magazine.

“Krishnadev and Marina are both unusually natural fits for the unusual approach to news coverage we want to develop here,” said Gould. “Krishnadev is manifestly fantastic, as much a writer as he is a news hound, and Marina is someone we’ve known and have been fans of for some time.”

Ed Yong (@edyong209), an award-winning British journalist, joins The Atlantic as a staff writer covering Science. Yong’s work has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, New York Times, BBC, Scientific American, Aeon, Slate, Mosaic, Nautilus, and elsewhere. He will remain based in London.

Priscilla Alvarez (@priscialva), previously with National Journal, joins as well, as an assistant editor to work with Politics editor Yoni Appelbaum, while Matt Ford (@fordm), currently an associate editor with the Politics section, moves into a new role as a news blogger.

Caitlin Frazier (@caitlinfrazier) is The Atlantic’s new social-media editor. Frazier was previously the Social Media editor at ThinkProgress and the Social Media director at the Center for American Progress. She will work closely with the news team, The Atlantic’s new engagement editor, Chris Bodenner, and all’s section editors, to grow The Atlantic’s existing social-media presence and develop its social-media strategy., is the flagship website of The Atlantic, publishing dozens of original pieces daily on politics, business, culture, technology, health, education, and global affairs. It is also the digital home of The Atlantic magazine, Atlantic Video, and AtlanticLIVE. The site launched a complete redesign in April and saw record breaking audience and revenue numbers in the first quarter of 2015.